I am doing the Artist’s Way at the moment…slowly. Morning Pages (3 pages stream of consciousness) are being written most mornings for nearly two months now. ‘Artists Dates’ are a bit more sparse. I am working through the exercises and prompts in the book at my pace, without getting on a guilt trip about not doing a chapter a week. It feels good.
The Artist’s Dates are quite loosely defined – time out doing something you want, something your inner child would love…something a bit indulgent.
The other day, my two little ones went to the Ikea play area for the first time while I browsed round Ikea on my own…glee! In the spirit of the Artist’s date, I bought this as a gift to myself.
Each morning it has my Italian coffee in it. In the afternoons, a lovely mint tea made with freshly picked leaves from my garden. Ah, yes..sitting with this gorgeous big cup in hand reminds me to slow down, to be, to listen to the still voice in the busyness. It definitely counts as an Artists Date wouldn’t you agree?..